Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes

As tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of mortality in the United States, differential rates of smoking and use of other tobacco products is a significant contributor to health disparities among some of the most vulnerable people in our society.  This CEU course examines the demographics of those who use nicotine products, why nicotine is more addictive and quitting is harder for some people and less so for others, and the treatments available for tobacco dependence.

Human Trafficking for Child Welfare Agencies and Caseworkers

Due to their potentially unstable living situations, physical distance from friends and family, traumatic experiences, and emotional vulnerability, children involved with child welfare are at risk for being targeted by traffickers who are actively seeking children to exploit.  This CEU course explores how child welfare agencies and caseworkers can identify and support children who have been victimized as well as children that are at greater risk for future victimization.  Strategies that agencies can implement to address the trafficking of children, tools and resources to assist caseworkers, along with State and local policy and program examples are also provided.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Comprehensive Infection Control

Healthcare-associated infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients worldwide.  This CEU course explains how to improve personnel safety in the healthcare environment through appropriate use of personal protective equipment and how to reduce healthcare-associated infections by improving hand hygiene practices.

Safely Reunifying Child and Parent

If a child has been removed from the care of his or her parents, safe and timely reunification is the preferred permanency option for most children.  This CEU course provides strategies for achieving reunification and preventing reentry and includes examples of promising practices being implemented by states and localities.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Motivational Interviewing in Social Work Practice

Motivational interviewing allows the client to be in charge of determining the changes that need to take place in their life and provides a way of enabling the client to talk themselves into making such changes.  This CEU course explores how motivational interviewing can be used by social workers and gives case examples illustrating the skills and techniques needed to be successful with clients.

Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Youth

For children and youth who experience child abuse or neglect and associated trauma, brain development may be interrupted, leading to functional impairments.  This CEU course summarizes what healthcare professionals can do to promote healthy brain development for this vulnerable group of children and youth and put families and service providers in touch with the most effective, evidence-based interventions.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Opioid Use Disorder: Partnering Clients, Health Care, and Addiction Professionals

Opioid misuse has caused a growing nationwide epidemic of OUD and unintentional overdose deaths.  This CEU course provides information for professionals working with individual who take a Food and Drug Administration-approved medication for opioid use disorder.

Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse

The crisis of prescription opioid related harms has focused attention toward identifying and treating high-risk populations.  This CE course reviews the epidemiology and clinical management of comorbid chronic pain and prescription opioid or other substance misuse.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Suicide Clusters in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents and young adults have alarmingly high suicide rates and are at greater risk for suicide contagion and cluster formation than other age demographics.  This CE course provides research on suicide clusters and contagion in general and within AI/AN communities, and includes discussions with several subject matter experts and interviews with representatives from the CDC and the Indian Health Service.

PTSD and Cardiovascular Disease

Though many cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention efforts have focused on reducing exposure to traditional risk factors, there is increasing recognition of the importance of psychological risk factors.  This CE course looks at how targeting PTSD and other psychological conditions could dramatically reduce the burden of CVD.

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